- Studying architecture? Perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in culture and learn about your degree from a different lense at the same time!
- Featured exchange program for the UNL College of Architecture
- Study at one of the top technology institutes in Germany
Course of Study
A member of the TU-9 schools of Excellence in Germany , LUH Hannover offers courses in engineering, landscape engineering, architecture and horticulture, as well as business, economics, literature and language,and humanities with a selection of courses every semester in English.
As is required for all foreign students who choose to attend German universities, UNL students must take a German language exam before matriculation, architecture students are exempt. The exams are given in late October and late April, just before the semesters begin.
Credits earned at foreign institutions are transferable to UNL by departmental validation. Please see "earning credit" page on UNL Education Abroad site for more information.
This program is open to undergraduate UNL students in good academic standing. A minimum of four semesters of college-level German with a 3.0 GPA is preferred for those taking classes in German. Architecture and Interior Design students do not need prior knowledge of German. Please meet with the UNL Exchange Coordinator to learn more about exchange programs and the placement process.
The University of Hannover is the second largest university in the state of Lower Saxony, with approximately 30,000 students. Established in 1831, the University is divided into 9 schools and offers more than 90 fields of study.
Hannover, population 535,000, is the capital city of the state of Lower Saxony and one of Germany's hubs of industry, transportation, and commerce. Its central location has made Hannover a major European railway terminus. The annual Hannover Trade Fair, held the last ten days of April, has grown to be the largest trade fair in the world.
Largely destroyed by World War II, the city has been rebuilt in exemplary modern fashion and has been called a masterpiece of advanced planning--combining parks and tree-lined streets with bold and imaginative solutions for the city's traffic problems. Hannover is known for its parks and gardens, the most famous of which is the Herrenhauser Gärten (Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen), beautifully preserved in the Baroque style. In 2011, Hannover was voted the greenest big city in Germany.
Accommodations and Other Arrangements
Exchange students have the option of living in a university "student home" single room or renting a room or flat in town. The majority of students arrange for off-campus housing through the University. The University of Hannover International Office assists in finding accommodations in student flats or dormitory. Most rooms are single rooms with shared kitchen and bath. Students may cook their own meals or eat in the mensa. Meals in the mensa cost between 2 Euros and 4 Euros.
Before the semester starts, a four-week language course is offered for incoming exchange students (ERASMUS and other exchange programs) in March and September. Course offered at multiple levels: Elementary level A1 (little or no knowledge of German), Elementary level A2 (precondition: at least 100 hours of German), Intermediate level B1(precondition: A2 level, GERR; 200-400 hours of German), and Intermediate level B2 or higher.
Students of all areas of study can apply for a scholarship from the Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Every international applicant is given the opportunity for a one-on-one exchange with a German "buddy." Study buddies typically show exchange students around the city and university and participate in cultural activities. UNL students' study buddies usually plan on studying at UNL and you can tell them about UNL.
See the "Cost Sheet" above and the Financial page on the Education Abroad website.
Explanation of Costs
Exchange program participants pay tuition and fees to UNL for 15 credit hours at the appropriate resident or non-resident rate, plus a $150 Study Abroad Fee and other fees related to the exchange. Please see the Budget Sheet for a detailed explanation of program costs and the payment process.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.
Below you will find links to resources for travel, health, and safety:
University of Hannover Website
US Department of State
Center for Disease Control
*UNL Education Abroad does not officially endorse, administer, or monitor the content of these links.